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    A 3in1 surprise! Movim 0.17.1, Movim Android 0.17.0.0 and Movim Account Panel

    Timothée Jaussoin · pubsub.movim.eu / Movim · Sunday, 22 March - 15:19 edit · 2 minutes

A bit more than a month after the #Movim 0.17.1 Catalina release I'm pleased to deliver two new releases and a new tool to all the movim.eu users. Let's dive in all those new exciting features.

Movim 0.17.1

This minor #release focuses on a few things. We could call it an "integration release". In fact most of the work done were to help with the new Debian package and for the new Android app release.

Regarding the Debian package, I'd like to personally thanks Dominik George aka Natureshadow from Teckids e.V. and mirabilos for their continuous work on the dependency packaging, patches and general maintenance of the .deb. They were both added in this release on the Core Contributors page. Thanks!

Upload widget improvements

The #Upload #widget, that is used to upload files and pictures during the Posts and Messages publication has been redesigned. You can now drag and drop files from your explorer directly in the drop area. The picture visualization has also been improved and now display more information about it.

Uploaded widget screen, uploaded using the upload feature, this is so META

Integration with the new Movim Android release

The Movim #Android app has not been updated for a while. This new release improves the integration experience one step further.

In fact, the top bar is now transparent and integrates with the rest of the user interface. The pod switching button is not shown anymore during the startup process (that was slowing down the launch of the app) but directly in the navigation bar (you will need to upgrade both Movim and Movim Android to handle this feature). This allows Movim to launch in only a few seconds on a standard 4G connection.

Movim now integrates even more within the Android UI

On the Chat page, it is now possible to close the conversations using a simple drag-to-left movement. Similar to what you can find on Telegram for example.

Movim Account Panel

Last but not least, all the movim.eu #XMPP accounts have now access to a new panel. Available on api.movim.eu/accounts it allows some account wise configuration to complete some features unavailable client side.

To authenticate a "one click link" mechanism has been added. Once your identifier entered this authentication link will be send directly by chat allowing you to access your Account Panel.

Through this panel you'll be able to list all the existing files you ever uploaded using your XMPP account, in the future you'll be able to also delete them.

Uploaded browser files on the Movim Account Panel

Email to XMPP

This Panel also contains an exclusive feature, the possibility to receive #emails on your XMPP account.

This feature is only working one way, in fact it's our mascot, and now postwoman Miho that will take care of delivering the emails as chat messages directly to you. Please notice that the attachments are not forwarded and we are not applying any form of SPAM filtering on them. The emails are transferred as it in their textual version to you.

The Email to XMPP feature

That's all folks! And don't forget, to prevent the spread of the #COVID19, stays safe at home!

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    30 March mexplorer

    How about Movim and OMEMO for 1to1 Chats?

  • 4 April preptorrent

    I want to be able to have a collada file as my avatar so it can be 3D in WebGL html5. Then, if a browser cannot display it, the old default jpeg/gif is displayed instead. The filesize of the collada file could be small. A rotating cube could be a cool collada file to have. A QR code to one's movim blog could be one of the 6 sides.

  • 2 May preptorrent

    https://api.movim.eu/accounts/ It is very cool but, having completed it, I cannot find that file storage area now days later, even if I use this hyperlink in a web-browser. The cog "config" icon does not show it either. What is the correct hyperlink to see files now? Cheers. What is the file-size limit? Is it a total of 5 megabytes for all files? I also think running a full movim server on a old smartphone (such as a nexus5) via "PostmarketOS" would be very very cool indeed. If anybody wants to release an online (easy) installer to do that for "PostmarketOS", it would be awesome. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PostmarketOS

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    4 May Guillaume

    Great to hear the good folks at Teckids e.V. continue to maintain the Debian package.
    I'm curious about the new email feature, is there some webpage or docs explaining what this does ?

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    Movim 0.17 – Catalina

    Timothée Jaussoin · pubsub.movim.eu / Movim · Friday, 14 February - 14:58 edit · 2 minutes

Here comes a new exciting Movim release. Two months after Cesco, here comes Catalina.

In this releases, many fixes but also some nice new features, both for the social and messaging sections of Movim.

New features

Global chatroom search

From the chatrooms widget, you can now directly search rooms globaly and join them in a click. This new feature relies on the search.jabber.network service, that is also implemented in Conversations and Gajim.

Global search

New design for the XMPP forms

The XMPP forms handling and display has been fully redesigned. With nice icons and proper labels it will now be simpler to configure Communities, chatrooms and other XMPP items.

XMPP Form redesigned

Disable social features

Pod admins can now disable all the social features in one click in the admin panel. This is useful for those that only wants to use Movim as a chat frontend for their XMPP services.

Messages retractation

After ConverseJS Movim is the second XMPP client that implements the message retractation feature. This allow you to delete any published messages from the history. Be careful, this only works if the contact is also using a compatible client.

Retracted message

New night theme colors and design adjustments

Some small design adjustments were made to improve user experience. Some useless paddings were also removed to give more space to the content (like around the chat bubbles).

The night theme is now having darker, bluer colors, strongly inspired by the Aritim-Dark KDE/GTK theme.

New dark theme

Fixes and improvements

Beside those changes, many things were fixed in this release, regarding chatroom presences handling, notification counters or complex JID handling (especially if you're using transport services such as IRC or Telegram).

But the biggest internal change was to bring a new request type to the frontend. Now the current Movim UI (HTML + Javascript + CSS) can request the backend in 3 different ways regarding the usage.

  1. Pure WebSocket requests: the request and the response are not linked together. This is the default case for the Movim requests.
  2. Ajax requests to the daemon: this is useful when the UI needs to know if the message was handled by the server (useful when you publish articles or send chat messages) and if those messages needs to be processed by the daemon (to trigger XMPP requests for example)
  3. And, since this version, some good ol' pure Ajax requests. They directly requests the HTTP backend, without even touching the daemon internaly. This is useful to load pieces of the UI and allows parallelisation. With this changes you'll see that parts of the UI (especially on the chat page) are now loaded way faster, without disturbing the daemon.

Requests

What's next?

In the upcoming weeks we're planning to do some maintenance on the XMPP services. Add some new features and do some administration. On Movim side, nothing really planned for now.

That's all folks!

#movim #ajax #http #release #xmpp

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  • 16 February mathias poujol-rost ✅

    Thanks for the improvements.

  • 16 February Timothée Jaussoin

    You're welcome SMILING FACE WITH OPEN MOUTH

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    Movim 0.16.1 – Cesco

    Timothée Jaussoin · pubsub.movim.eu / Movim · Friday, 6 December - 09:50 · 1 minute

Only a few weeks after the 0.16 release here is the 0.16.1 one!

This release includes several fixes and a few new features.

Features

You can now share posts to your connected chatrooms :)

Chatroom post sharing

Communities layout were a bit redesigned, publication rules are now displayed clearly in the right column and the header shows more information on mobile.

Communities redesigned

All the messages that you sent in the one to one discussions can now be edited.

Message edition for the whole history

The videoconferencing feature was heavily refactored and several issues were fixed during this process. A new XEP was also used partially to improve the call negociation flow, XEP-0353: Jingle Message Initiation.

Fixes

In the database an index was added on the key that was tracking contacts avatars. This sounds maybe a bit technical to you but this small fix boost quite a lot the performances during the login process, when you join a chatroom (especially that one) or when a contact updates his/her avatar. Because it's a database change you should run the database migrations when updating from 0.16 to 0.16.1.

All the entities that are on the XMPP network needs to declare what they are capable of to the others. This allows feature discovery and negociation and is specified in the #XMPP extension XEP-0115: Entity Capabilities. After the big code refactor of the handling of those #capabilities within the Movim codebase some other small improvements and fixes were done to wrap up properly this feature.

Presences sent to MUC are now generated the same way than those sent to contacts, this fixes #711.

DNS resolution errors an timeout are now handled properly displayed during the authentication flow (#368).

The SQL_DATE constant was renamed to MOVIM_SQL_DATE to prevent some naming conflicts (#820).

What's next?

PHP 7.4 was released a few days ago, so the upcoming version will focus on fixing issues to make Movim fully compatible with that version.

This new PHP release also includes an exciting feature that allows #PHP developpers to call directly C libraries in their codes. This could allow #Movim to directly use the libsignal C library and therefore (finally) allow OMEMO end-to-end-encryption to be implemented. This will be a lot of work and verifications so we're not promissing anything anytime soon. Stay calm please!

That's all folks!

#omemo #videoconference #jingle #release

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    Movim 0.15.1 in preparation, some fixes and improvements in the meantime…

    Timothée Jaussoin · pubsub.movim.eu / Movim · Friday, 23 August, 2019 - 15:15 edit

Only a few weeks after the 0.15 release, a lot of improvements were made (and bugs fixed!) in #Movim for the upcoming 0.15.1 #release. They are listed, like always, on our CHANGELOG file.

We are also working on a new exciting feature for this release. Some of you already tried it (if you're curious you'll find it already on nl.movim.eu). For the others, here's a little clue:

Got it?

We also fixed some issues in the feedcleaner and atomtopubsub projects to improve and fix some compatibility issues between the RSS/Atom streams we are parsing and the #XMPP network. Some broken links were fixed within the articles (especially for pictures and external links), article tags are now transferred and handled properly within Movim and the articles content are now sanitized directly by feedcleaner.

Tell us what you think and do not hesitate to join us on our official chatroom to discuss about the project!

That's all folks!

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    Movim 0.15 – Donati

    Timothée Jaussoin · pubsub.movim.eu / Movim · Sunday, 28 July, 2019 - 12:59 · 4 minutes

After months of work, Movim 0.15 is finally out!

This version was planned as a 0.14.2 but was finally retagged as a major release regarding the number of changes, improvements and new features introduced. This #release note will also sum up the changes introduced in the minor 0.14.1 version.

So what's new in Movim?

User features

Local nicknames

In the configuration panel you can now set a local nickname, this allows you to shorten the identifier you are using on your current pod and gives you a nice looking url for your blog (https://nl.movim.eu/?blog/edhelas%40movim.eu/ becomes https://nl.movim.eu/?blog/edhelas).

Chats reactions

In one-to-one chats and chatrooms you can add and remove #reactions to your contacts messages. A first implementation was using the Message Attaching XMPP extension. During the Lyon XMPP Sprint, the feature was refactored to implement the incoming XEP - Message Reactions. During this sprint we also worked with the #Dino and #Poezio developers to make the feature fully compatible with their clients.

Chat reactions

Publication sharing

You can now easily share any article found in Movim inside a conversation by clicking on the send button just bellow the article.

This uses the References XMPP extension.

Publication sharing

Snap!

Do you want to quickly snap a picture and directly send it to a friend in a discussion or in an article? The new #Snap feature allows you to do that from any devices. Switch between your different cameras, shoot and send. It's that easy!

The Android application has been updated as well to integrate this feature properly.

Small improvements

  • You can now slide a one to one discussion to close it quickly, just like the Conversations client allows you to.
  • Search navigation has been improved, there is no page reload anymore to open a new discussion from the Search panel.
  • The Community page was fully redesigned to be snappier and propose contents that might interest you.
  • The UI now handles small disconnections way better . The conversations are not fully reloaded anymore when the connection is brought back.
  • In the configuration you can now define the Chat page as the default one to open when launching Movim, this is quite useful on mobile.

Fixes, fixes, many fixes

Lots of small things were fixed here and there.

  • The chat notifications counter was fully refactored to prevent some counter issues, each message is now independently checked as read (or not) in the database
  • The composing/paused chat state are now handled more properly in Movim. Those states are also displayed during chatrooms discussions. This fixes a 3 years old ticket.
  • Websockets are now reconnected properly if the browser is doing some intensive throttling, this was especially the case on Chrome on mobile devices.

Architecture and technical changes

From ZeroMQ to Websockets

One of the biggest changes technically wise was the replacement of #ZeroMQ sockets with WebSockets. This technology was used internally for the inter-processes communications. In the end this replacement allows us to become independent from the php-zmq library without any noticeable performance impact.

This simplifies even more the deployment of Movim and helps with the packaging of the project.

New base web server directory

For the administrators, please notice that the main file, index.php is not at the root of the project anymore but in the public/ directory (as well as many other files). These small changes allow the Web server to expose only the public files without extra configuration. So please point your root repository to that public subfolder.

This change was about securing the basic setup by default .

SQLite support removed

The #SQLite support, introduced in the version 0.14, has been removed for now. We had lots of issues to maintain consistency and fix our migrations for that specific database.

Some work has been done on the Eloquent library to fix some of those migrations issues upstream but it is too early to have something sufficient to bring back SQLite support in Movim.

You can still fully use Movim with #MySQL and #PostgreSQL.

What's next?

Movim has now reached a stable state, both UX/UI wise as architecturally wise.

There is still a lot of improvements to do, especially regarding the integration between the social network part and the chat part. Plus, we are always interested to hear about new ideas or improvement suggestions!

For the 0.16 version we are planning to improve video-conferencing and bring it properly for the mobile devices. Some work is also planned to improve the Communities navigation.

We need your help

To continue developing and hosting our infrastructure and to support the project we would be really pleased to cover our monthly expenses, it's not much.

We already have a few hundreds users connected daily on our main servers. If each of them could give a few euros per month it would easily allow us to reach that goal.

You can help us by giving monthly on our official Patreon page or by using Paypal.

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    You can now quickly take pictures in Movim and publish them in an article. I'll also add the feature soon in the Chat. 😛 #movim #feature #HTML5 #camera

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    Bits from the Release Team: Debian 10 'buster' is now in the soft freeze

    debacle · Wednesday, 13 February, 2019 - 00:30 edit

Bits from the Release Team: Debian 10 'buster' is now in the soft freeze

Niels Thykier of the Debian release team writes:

We're pleased to announce that the freeze for Debian 10 'buster' has now migrated to the soft freeze stage.

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The next stage of the release is on target. It is:

2019-03-12 Full freeze

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Please take this opportunity to check packages are in their final shape and stay vigilant for release-critical bugs.

#debian #debian10 #buster #freesoftware #release #freeze

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    Quelques nouvelles concernant Movim

    Timothée Jaussoin · Wednesday, 8 March, 2017 - 22:47 · 1 minute

Je n'ai pas donné beaucoup de nouvelles ces dernières semaines, en particulier concernant le projet Movim. J'ai en effet été pas mal occupé, notamment par un déménagement et des démarches administratives.

Ne vous en faites pas, après cette petite pause, je me remet progressivement au travail. En particulier pour préparer la prochaine release, Movim 0.11. Celle-ci à déjà été repoussée de quelques semaines à cause d'un sérieux bug de gestion des cookies qui s'est soldé par une profonde refonte du système de session au sein du projet.

Néanmoins le code ne devrait plus trop évoluer ces prochaines semaines, vous avez donc entre les mains une version proche de la 0.11 finale.

Des travaux de maintenance et de mises à jour sur les serveurs du projet m'ont également occupés ces derniers temps. Je prépare, entre autres, une migration des deux serveurs XMPP movim.eu et jappix.com de Metronome à ejabberd (jappix.com en priorité). Ce projet devrait encore prendre quelques mois puisque des adaptations doivent êtes faites sur les outils de migration entre ces deux serveurs.

Si vous avez des questions, n'hésitez pas à poster un commentaire ou venir en discuter sur le salon officiel.